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The Word Series: Pitch Workshop. FREE BONUS: Pitch Session or Critique

  • 15 Oct 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Virtual via Zoooom


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The Word Series

An On-Line
Agent and Editor Pitch Event


The Write Stuff

Help You Perfect Your Pitch







Sat., Oct. 15, 2022    $30 member/$50 non-member


  • ·       Morning Workshop: 8:30 -11:30 a.m.Getting to ‘Yes’

Presenter: Lawrence Knorr, Sunbury Press, :

Getting to “Yes!” - How to have your pitch accepted
by your chosen publisher

·        Segment 1   Preparation

The story of Herbert Stover – Rejection in a Bucket, The 4 P’s of Marketing, Categories & Keywords, parables, Target Market, Publishers in Scope, Following directions/meeting requirements, Content

·        Segment 2   Crafting & Delivery

Writing goals – 250 words or less Theme / Plot (What? Why?), Characters (Who?), Setting (Where? When?), Length, Market. Customization, Methods of Delivery, Demonstration of in-person

·        Activity– Crafting your Pitch - Participants can break as needed , Time to work on pitches – volunteers? Ask if anyone wants to share.

·        Segment 3   Measurement, and After,
Submissions -- Who, What, When?, Simultaneous or exclusive?, Check in or not? Typical turn-around, Rate of success, How to handle rejection?,

·        Assessment / Lessons Learned

·        Lather / Rinse / Repeat!

·        Q&A


PLUS 1:00 - 4:00pm

  • ·       Afternoon Sessions: One-on-One Agent Pitches

Exclusive 10-minute sessions with agent you select to pitch your story idea


  • ·       Afternoon Pitch Critique

Receive a constructive critique on your story pitch.

SHORT FUSE/REGISTER QUICKLY: Your written pitch and the first 5 pages of your work must reach Charles Kiernan by


Details When You Register

First-Come, First-Served. Limited Sessions!

Time slots will be filled in order of registration, so sign up early if you want your agent/time slot!



The Pitching Agents Are:

Lawrence Knorr (also the workshop presenter) acquisition editor of Sunbury Press.

Sunbury Press is a rapidly growing publisher of a wide range of categories, and always seeking new titles to publish including: history, historical fiction, police procedurals, crime thrillers, horror, steam punk, young adult, current events, science, reference, art history, ANY local/regional history, humor, spiritual/metaphysical, self-help, professional, and memoirs.

 Amy Giuffrida is with the Belcastro agency. Amy’s biggest joy was to put the perfect book in the hands of a teen and change their minds about reading. Amy turned this love into a career by reading romance slush for a publishing company, then interned for various literary agencies, until she became an associate literary agent in 2020.

 The Critique Agent is:

Michelle Lazurek is an agent with wordwise media services. Her interests are nonfiction and children's. with special interest in the christian realm (although not exclusively) including: self-help, christian living, leadership and spiritual growth.

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